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County suing BIA for Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust papers

The Sauk County Board in Wisconsin voted 27-1 to file a lawsuit over the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application.

The county will sue the Bureau of Indian Affairs to obtain copies of documents submitted by the tribe. “We just want to know exactly what they plan to do and we’re getting stonewalled,” Supervisor Jason Lane of Baraboo said at a public meeting last night, The Baraboo News-Republic reported.

The tribe filed an application for 600 acres near Baraboo.

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County to sue feds over files (The Baraboo News-Republic 9/19)

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